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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Duma Deputy Crashes Ferrari

Billionaire and State Duma Deputy Suleiman Kerimov was hospitalized in critical condition at Marseille's major burns center after his Ferrari crashed and burst into flames in Nice on the French Riviera.

Kerimov, 40, was transported by helicopter to the Centre Regional des Grands Brules in Marseille, where he arrived Saturday evening, after his condition was stabilized in Nice, said Denis Burgarella, a spokesman for a public hospital in Marseille.

Kerimov, worth $7.1 billion according to Forbes magazine, crashed his Ferrari Enzo around 3:30 p.m. Saturday on the Promenade des Anglais, said a spokesman for the Police Nationale who declined to be identified according to regulations. The sports car caught fire and Kerimov was "seriously injured," according to the spokesman.

A female passenger in the car was also injured, Agence France-Presse reported, citing police.

Burgarella declined to comment on Kerimov's survival chances, saying a patient must be in stable condition for 48 hours for an assessment.